Toulouse wants to lift the European Cup again and has already scored in the final to be played on May 22 at Twickenham. He prevailed in a close match 21-9 against Bordeaux and is once again in a definition after 11 years, the date of his last consecration in Europe.
In the other semifinal La Rochelle, with Facundo Bosch entering the complement, had a great second half led by their forwards, defeated Leinster 32-23 and qualified for the Champions Cup final for the first time in their history.
LA ROCHELLE 32-23 LEINSTER (Sunday)
With two tries per side, West’s kick and the work of the forwards (especially in the second half) of the French team were key to celebrate at home and get the first qualification to the Champions Cup final in their history. The first victory of the match came from Leinster by Furlong at 8 ‘, but La Rochelle’s opening foot was essential so that the result was always within reach. With 22 points from five penalties, one drop and two conversions, West put his team north in the direction of Twickenham. Two key tries in the closing of Alldritt (65 ‘) and Skelton (73’), sentenced the victory of La Rochelle that had the Argentine Facundo Bosch from 69 ‘
TOULOUSE 21-9 BORDEAUX (Saturday)
It is the sensation team in France and now it extends its dominance to Europe, because with players of the quality of Cheslin Kolbe and Antoine Dupont, it makes a difference. They were two of the figures that the winning team had to be the first finalist of the most precious trophy in the Old Continent and that had the entry of Juan Cruz Mallía in the last minutes of the match. Matthis Lebel and Dupont scored the tries and Romain Ntamack hit 1 conversion and 3 penalties. For the embroidered team, which had Guido Petti as the starter, all the points came from the foot of Matthieu Jalibert. Santiago Cordero and Bautista Delguy were not among those called up.